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The Latest Face of Creationism in the Classroom

Posted in Science with tags , , , , , , on December 16, 2008 by neandergal

It is hard to believe that it is almost 90 years since the Scopes Monkey Trial. Yet here we are again battling out the issue of teaching evolution in public schools with the creationists in Louisiana. This article published in the December 2008 Scientific American Magazine by Glenn Branch and Eugenie C. Scott, describes the latest strategy of getting creationism into public school classrooms with the new Louisiana Science Education Act just signed into law. The old wedge strategy is apparently passe and an equally more dangerous and intellectually dishonest approach is misrepresenting evolution as a “Theory in crisis.”